Fredericksburg, Va. –University of Lynchburg senior Christina Harris (Falls Church, Va.) was voted as the State College Division Player of the Year, Washington & Lee University freshman Marta Mikos (Willowbrook, Ill.) claimed State Rookie of the Year, and W&L head coach Erin Ness gained State Coach of the Year as the 2020 Virginia Sports Information Directors announced the College Division Women's Tennis teams on Thursday.
Lynchburg's career (71) and single-season (22) singles wins record-holder, Harris went 6-0 in the spring season. The 2019 ODAC player of the year was a three-time first-team All-ODAC player at No. 1 singles. She led Lynchburg to its first-ever ODAC semifinal in 2018 and its first ever ODAC runner-up finish in 2019, as the team break its single-season wins mark in 2019, going 18-3.
Mikos had a very strong rookie campaign, leading the Generals in wins with eight. She posted an 8-2 mark overall, including a 6-1 record at No. 1 singles and a 4-0 record in conference play. Mikos also concluded the season ranked 30th in the final Oracle/ITA Tennis National Rankings and seventh in the Atlantic South Region.
Ness led the Generals to an 8-0 overall record in 2019-20, including a 5-4 win over then 20th-ranked Washington (Mo.) and a 6-3 win over then 30th ranked Christopher Newport. The Generals also posted a 5-0 mark in the ODAC, winning four of the five matches by a 9-0 score.
First team honors in singles went to Harris, Mikos, Claire Coleman of Mary Washington, Taylor Garcia of W&L, Keyu Jin of Randolph, and Allison Wandlling of Sweet Briar.
First team doubles teams included Johanna Ranta-aho and Olivia Reed of CNU, Ruth de Souza and Emily Wandling of Sweet Briar, and Harris and Caroline Guill of Lynchburg.
Second team singles honors went to Liza Akimenko of University of Virginia-Wise, Fabienne Bachmann of Averett University, Kate Kotany of Sweet Briar College, Johanna Ranta-aho of Christopher Newport University, Ashley Schmitz of Randolph College, and Elizabeth Teefey of Lynchburg.
VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.
All-State First Team
Johanna Ranta-aho/Olivia Reed Christopher Newport University
Ruth de Souza/Emily Wandling Sweet Briar College
Christina Harris/Caroline Guill University of Lynchburg
Claire Coleman University of Mary Washington
Taylor Garcia Washington & Lee University
Christina Harris University of Lynchburg
Keyu Jin Randolph College
Marta Mikos Washington & Lee University
Allison Wandling Sweet Briar College
All-State Second Team
Kate Kotany/Allison Wandling Sweet Briar College
Liza Akimenko/Katya Akimenko University of Virginia-Wise
Liza Akimenko University of Virginia-Wise
Fabienne Bachmann Averett University
Kate Kotany Sweet Briar College
Johanna Ranta-aho Christopher Newport University
Ashley Schmitz Randolph College
Elizabeth Teefey University of Lynchburg